Robert A. Hingston

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Pinecrest, FL

Welbaum Guernsey, LLP
 | 7740 S.W. 104th Street, Suite 204
Pinecrest, FL 33156
Phone: 305-332-8567
Fax: 305-441-2255
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (60%),
  • Surety (30%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%),
  • Business Litigation (0%)
Attorney Profile

As an attorney at Welbaum Guernsey, LLP, Robert A. Hingston represents clients in Miami and Coral Gables, as well as those in Miami-Dade County and throughout South Florida. He focuses his practice on handling cases that involve alternative dispute resolution, surety, business and construction litigation.

In 1971, Mr. Hingston received a Bachelor of Arts from Ripon College. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

When they go to court, legal matters often take a substantial amount of time and money to resolve. Keeping that in mind, Mr. Hingston is adept at helping clients find solutions through alternative methods, such as negotiation and mediation. He knows when to seek resolutions for problems outside the courtroom and when a trial is necessary.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Hingston has successfully handled all aspects of construction law and surety issues at the state and federal levels. From drafting contracts to appealing a court ruling, he boldly takes on even the most complex cases. As a testament to his accomplishments, Mr. Hingston has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

A published author and frequent lecturer, Mr. Hingston is highly involved in the legal community. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial, and Insurance Practice and Litigation sections, The Florida Bar and the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Hingston is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.


*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Construction Litigation (60%): Construction Defects

Surety (30%): Fidelity, Guarantee & Surety

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%): Arbitration

Business Litigation (0%)

Focus Areas

Construction Defects, Fidelity, Guarantee & Surety, Arbitration


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Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019

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About Robert Hingston

Admitted: 1974, Florida

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyers, 2011-2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chairman, Dade County Bar, Construction Law Committee, 1994
  • American Bar Association, Member, Forum Committee of the Construction Industry, 1984 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member, Construction Committee, 1981 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Member, Fidelity and Surety Committee, 1979 - Present
  • American Arbitration Association, National Panel of Arbitrators (Construction), 1982 - Present
  • Member, Florida Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • Florida, 1974

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Howard Palmetto Baseball Softball Association, Member
  • Optimist Club of Suniland, Member, Life Optimist
  • Village of Pinecrest, Florida, Village Manager Search Committee, Member, 2011
  • Village of Pinecrest, Florida, Community Center Advisory Committee, Member, 2010
  • Village of Pinecrest, Florida, Member, Planning and Zoning Board, 2008-2011, Chairman, 2009-2011
  • Village of Pinecrest, Florida, Vice-Mayor, 1996-1998; 2001-2002; 2005-2006
  • Village of Pinecrest, Florida, Council Member, 1996 - 2006

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer, American Arbitration Association
  • Lecturer, Construction Law Committee, Dade County Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Basic Construction Law, The Florida Bar, 1992
  • Construction Change Orders, National Business Institute, 2007
  • Resolving Problems and Disputes on Construction Projects, National Business Institute, 2006
  • Resolving Construction Disputes in Florida: Effective Use of Mediation, Arbitration, and Other Processes, National Business Institute, 2005
  • Understanding Structural Engineering for the Construction Industry in Florida, Lorman Educational Services, 2005
  • Construction Insurance, Bonding, and Liens in Florida, Lorman Educational Services, 2005 - 2006
  • Construction Lien Law and Strategies in Florida, National Business Institute, 2001
  • Florida Law for Design Professionals, Lorman Educational Services, 2000 - 2001
  • Construction Payment Remedies in Florida, National Business Institute, 1999 - 2000
  • Florida Construction Law: What Do You Do When...?, National Business Institute, 1993 - 1997
  • Co-Author, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Chapter, Florida Construction Law and Practice 2ed., The Florida Bar

Educational Background:

  • Ripon College, B.A., 1971

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association- Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (Fidelity And Surety Committee
  • Dispute Resolution Committee)
  • Forum On The Construction Industry
  • Litigation Section (Construction Committee)
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Office Location for Robert A. Hingston

7740 S.W. 104th Street
Suite 204
Pinecrest, FL 33156

Phone: 305-332-8567

Fax: 305-441-2255

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Last Updated: 8/14/2019

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